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Few Women with History of Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Take a Recommended Genetic Test

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More than 80 percent of women living with a history of breast or ovarian cancer at high-risk of having a gene mutation have never taken the test that can detect it.
18-Aug-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Post-Menopausal Women, Vaginal Estrogens Do Not Raise Risk of Cancer, Other Diseases

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Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not been using any type of estrogen.
14-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Findings Pave Way for Three-Drug Combination Treatment for Childhood Leukemia

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UCLA researchers have developed a new approach that could eventually help young people respond better to treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The scientists discovered in mice that when the production of nucleotides -- also known as the...
14-Aug-2017 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Scientists Identify a New Way to Activate Stem Cells to Make Hair Grow

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UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists Heather Christofk and William Lowry, may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with...
14-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Health Hospitals Place No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 Nationally in Prominent Ranking

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UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica placed No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation in the 2017–18 U.S. News and World Report rankings. “UCLA Health is proud to be recognized for providing world-class...
8-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA study offers roadmap to personalized therapies for sarcoma and other aggressive cancers

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Sarcoma is a rare and deadly form of cancer occurring in the bones and connective tissue that affects individuals of all ages. Its aggressiveness, rarity and diversity continue to hinder efforts to identify effective therapies for people with this...
1-Aug-2017 7:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Assessing Risk of Hormone Therapy for Menopause, Dose — Not Form — Matters

UCLA-led research finds that the way estrogen therapy for menopause is delivered doesn’t affect risk or benefit. What DOES make a difference with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen, is dosage.
26-Jul-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind Forms Advisory Council

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The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, which fights childhood obesity by installing comprehensive fitness programs in middle and high schools, has formed an academic advisory council of leading experts in physical education, fitness and...
25-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Protecting Kids Against HPV Before Cancer Risk Increases

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It is that time of year for kids returning to school to get vaccinated before the school year starts. But the controversy over the HPV vaccine continues to rage as it has since its introduction in the U.S. in 2014.
10-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA Expert on How to Support Transgender Teens at School and at Home

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9-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT

No Summer Vacations for Viruses

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Summer colds might seem rare, but you’re actually just as likely to catch one in the summer as in the winter. Why?
7-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Dietitians Share Tips for Throwing a Healthy Fourth of July Cookout

UCLA Health dietitians Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes share their tips for hosting a healthy but festive Fourth of July party.
3-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

To Help Veterans with PTSD, Families Should Emphasize Integration, Not Isolation, Expert Says

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Symptoms of PTSD can include irritability, isolation, agitation, jumpiness, nightmares, sleep disturbances and substance abuse. All of these can take a toll not just on the person with PTSD, but on their loved ones as well.
30-Jun-2017 7:05 PM EDT

Tips for Hosting a Healthy Fourth of July Cookout

Two dietitians -- Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes -- share tips on how to have a festive Fourth of July party while keeping it healthy.
30-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits

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For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.
22-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT

How Families Can Support Dad's Health for Father's Day and Beyond

Physician shares advice on how families can talk to dad and encourage him to take care of himself.
15-Jun-2017 10:20 AM EDT

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